Timothy L. Fort holds the Eveleigh Professorship in Business Ethics and is Professor of Business Law & Ethics at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Notre Dame and his PhD and JD from Northwestern University. He taught at the University of Michigan from 1994–2005 and at George Washington University from 2005–2013.
Fort has written more than 80 articles and 38 books. Two of those books have won the Best Book Award from the Academy of Management for Social Issues, including his Stanford University Press book, The Diplomat in the Corner Office. He has won 12 research awards from three different academic associations, the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, the Society for Business Ethics, and the Academy of Management and has served on the editorial boards of the flagship journals of each of these associations. He has also won four teaching awards and has served as academic director for a unique program for players from the National Football League. He also co-taught a course with then-Federal Reserve Chair, Ben Bernanke. He has served as director of an institute, as department chair, and as an interim associate dean.
Tim has served as a consultant for Alexandra, Countess of Fredriksborg (Denmark) since 2010 in her role as a member of the Board of Directors of Ferring Pharmaceuticals. Among the companies for which he has providing consulting and/or executive education services are Edward D. Jones, AT&T, A.T. Kearney, Daewoo Industries, and Ideal Industries.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Kelley Executive Education Foundation and served for two years on the regional advisory board of Old National Bank. He co-owns his 500-acre family farm in Western Illinois with his siblings and he has his own YouTube Channel—Carols and Hymns of Peace—featuring songs about business ethics. He resides in Bloomington with his wife, three children, and three dogs.